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Department of Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics

NEWS | April 18, 2014

Springtime Bunny visits UC Davis Children's Hospital patients

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.)

Photo of Springtime Bunny with patient
Patients met the Springtime Bunny in the playroom.

With Easter approaching, the Springtime Bunny hopped on over to UC Davis Children’s Hospital yesterday to bring some much needed cheer. The special visit was made possible through the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department. Its mission is to provide a positive environment for the children, one in which they can grow and develop while receiving medical care.

Patients eagerly made their way into the playroom where they were able to meet the Springtime Bunny and get their picture taken. Those who were unable to make it to the playroom didn’t miss out because the bunny made a special visit to their room. Children’s faces lit up with smiles and they gave the bunny high-fives and kisses.

After receiving the news about the Springtime Bunny’s visit, Annalisa Abrahams told her daughter that someone special was coming. “She was excited to meet the Springtime Bunny, but I think she was probably more excited to get out of her room for a bit,” said Abrahams.

Anytime a child is in the hospital it is incredibly difficult, but it can be even harder around the holidays. UC Davis Children’s Hospital Child Life and Creative Arts Department makes a strong effort to provide a positive environment in spite of challenging circumstances.

UC Davis Children's Hospital is the Sacramento region's only nationally ranked, comprehensive hospital for children, serving infants, children, adolescents and young adults with primary, subspecialty and critical care. It includes the Central Valley's only pediatric emergency department and Level I pediatric trauma center, which offers the highest level of care for critically ill children. The 129-bed children's hospital includes the state-of-the-art 49-bed neonatal and 24-bed pediatric intensive care and pediatric cardiac intensive care units. With more than 120 physicians in 33 subspecialties, UC Davis Children's Hospital has more than 74,000 clinic and hospital visits and 13,000 emergency department visits each year. For more information, visit children.ucdavis.edu.